Search found 330 matches

by phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding

Tif it's the one I'm thinking of, it's the first peak west of Twin Peaks. Hike west along the ridge from the tram (above Little Cloud). The chute faces east, more or less. I know the name of it, but of course it escapes me at the moment. I did note the valley looks closer than that, but the entry, t...
by phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding

Great video? Thank you MSU. Pretty sure I skied one of those chutes where the skier drops sharply off the cornice.
I only get out there once a year or so to visit family, but that's a great heads up for the OP on the canyons.
by phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding

Just a thought for your trip: Snowbird/Alta has fantastic terrain; I had my ski-bum education out there. There's also a lot of attitude at both resorts, and lots of glam & bling at Snowbird. Might consider checkin out Brighton & Solitude which are just over the ridge from Snowbird/Alta. Same snow, b...
by phoenix
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Scarpa T2 Boots on G3 Targa binding

From the other thread, this was my take on it: T2's are famous for "rocker launch", or the built in lifted toe. Feels a little funky, as you describe, but still perfectly skiable. Feels funny when you're standing, but you don't notice it skiing. I have at times felt one boot flexed easier than anoth...
by phoenix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: help with mounting bindings on fischer sbound.
Replies: 20
Views: 2856

Re: help with mounting bindings on fischer sbound.

Most likely the same sole issues as 10 years ago.
by phoenix
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: help with mounting bindings on fischer sbound.
Replies: 20
Views: 2856

Re: help with mounting bindings on fischer sbound.

How new are your T2's? I can say with certainty that Scarpa's (T1's, T2's) soles were often inconsistent in their fitting any of the tele bindings. Experienced it with some of my own boots (sanded/rasped them to fit), and confirmed it trying several pairs new, in the shop. That was at least 10 years...
by phoenix
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Help Me Learn How to Turn...
Replies: 50
Views: 8996

Re: Help Me Learn How to Turn...

First and foremost problem is the Fishers; as lowangle al and Woodserson have described. Ditch 'em as soon as is practical for you, and get a ski that's turn friendly (single camber, reasonable flex and sidecut, etc.). The Fischers will be a big impediment and frustration. Your alpine background wil...
by phoenix
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Any experience with the Alpina BC-1600 Boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Any experience with the Alpina BC-1600 Boot?

Never skied them (never skied any NNN BC for that matter), but tried them on some years ago; they felt a lot better to me than any of the Fischer's or Rossi's. I'm definitely not a fan of the "hybrid", plastic/buckle/fabric boots.
by phoenix
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Backcountry ski tour in Norway: boot question
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Backcountry ski tour in Norway: boot question

"I have been told that the bar is actually attached to some sort of metal frame that extends back into the sole of the boot. Does anybody know if this is true?" I've seen several blown out toe bars; other than the visible bar, there's a short little sort of "U" shape molded into the sole. Doesn't ex...
by phoenix
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Neutral vs. Active Bindings
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

Re: Neutral vs. Active Bindings

vt trees, I have a very similar background, dating back to the 70's. I highly favor a "neutral" binding for lift serve (rare for me these days), or BC of any sort. With T1's, T2's, or Excursions. I'm also particular about the binding having a smooth, "progressive" flex (meaning no dead spot with ini...